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has n't scalped them, and tomahawked wives and mothers, as the Indians under British colors did at Wyoming; he has n't looted private property after the fashion of the English in China; he has n't blown his prisoners from his guns, as Bull did at Delhi; he has resorted to extreme penalties only when the law demanded them, and the commonest punishment which he has inflicted has been banishment to an island, where, only a little while ago, his own soldiers were quartered.
It seems to us, afterrovers purchase cattle, and attended by a train of nine-times perjured sycophants, spies, and informers!
Something, too, might have been said of Capt. Hodson's summary execution, with his own hand, of the two sons and the grandson of the King of Delhi — an act, the propriety and necessity of which we do not mean to question — but still an act of boldness and severity, in comparison with which anything done by Gen. Butler during his government of New Orleans, has been the milk of mercy itself!